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VeraVia

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stressedagain wrote a review Sep 2019
Hilton Head, South Carolina4 contributions3 helpful votes
I went to VeraVia because I was out of ideas. Every doctor I went to told me I needed to lose weight. Despite having a successful career and trying every diet known, I just could not do it. I decided it was time to bring in the experts. I signed up for 5 weeks. This is what I was able to accomplish: 1. Lost 15 pounds at VeraVia and have lost another 11 pounds since I have gotten back. It turns out my weight problem were all related to a hormone issue. Once this was addressed, the weight just keeps dropping. 2. Blood sugars went from 6.6 to 5.8 at VeraVia and are now down to 5.5. Dr. Derek told me he could teach me how to get rid of diabetes. He was right. 3. I cut my time to walk a mile by nearly 9 minutes per mile. Nathan and Joana were constant positive supporters. I also learned that exercise is more than doing one thing constantly - it works better if you change things up. 4. I picked up a new hobby I can’t wait to do more of. Thanks Steve for the awesome tennis lessons. 5. I finally learned how to eat food that was right for me. Also, I came home with recipes that are easy to make with little time. Thanks Cat - your attention to details and knowledge were unreal. 6. I finally learned to do yoga and mediate. Holly’s patience with my very active mind was fantastic. 7. I finally understand why none of the diets I tried would have ever worked for me. I now have the tools and confidence I need to remain successful. VeraVia not only changed my life expectancy but also my energy levels, my pain, my happiness and my ability to handle constant stress. I only wish I had come here sooner.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Kosminski-Jack wrote a review Jun 2019
Miami, Florida52 contributions35 helpful votes
Back in January, I came to the realization that whatever it was I thought I was doing to lose weight and get in shape was falling far short of even the lowest expectations.  Not only that, I was overcome with a sense of poor and declining health.  I had battled weight and excess behavioral issues, back pain, low energy and horrible sleep for decades.  As the CEO/owner of a technology firm, I have a very busy travel schedule which has me on the road almost every week. I knew I needed an immediate reset, but with the right education so that I could leave with a plan that would lead to long term results that had been so elusive for me.  What I realized was that I was ready and I knew I needed to make some immediate changes.  Upon arriving at VeraVia I knew I made the right decision. Small boutique setting, small group of guests, 5 star accommodations, excellent ratio of staff to guest, super positive environment, all staff are experts in their fields, incredibly passionate, empathic, encouraging, great communicators and educators! What had the biggest impact was that VeraVia covered the full spectrum of wellness, nutrition, fitness, medical, behavioral and, in a sense, spiritual for me. The meals and the setting are extraordinary.  It has been 90 days now and I just returned from a follow-up visit and the results have been life changing for me.  I have seen a dramatic improvement in my blood work, my weight continues to decline (lightest I have been in 15 years) I feel great, healthy, thin, I have more energy with greater focus in all areas of my life. I have clarity and renewed drive in my business and I am sleeping normally for the first time in over a decade.  I would recommend this to anyone that is serious about making meaningful, lasting changes and are ready to make a commitment to their health and well-being.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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wdc wrote a review May 2019
San Diego, California20 contributions3 helpful votes
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After an incredibly successful career at a large company, I was looking to disconnect from the world and dedicate one week to my wellbeing before joining my next adventure. I was not looking to loose weight or get in shape per se, all I needed was to take time for myself in an environment that would allow me to truly disconnect, focus on ME from a holistic perspective and renew my energy and excitement for life. Little did I know that my one week stay at VeraVia would turn into a life changing experience! In one week the team at VeraVia gave me the tools to completely change my approach to wellness and become healthier, more productive and happier than ever before. My career is incredibly demanding, from dealing with the big challenges that come with Executive life, to managing an incredibly tasking global travel schedule, to needing to be on for people 100% of the time, to the little things in family life; and I can honestly say, the tools provided by the program were so well designed that still a year later I follow them to a tee, allowing me to become the best version of myself in every aspect of my life. VeraVia opened my eyes to a level of feeling good and having energy and confidence that I didn’t even know was possible! What did I take away from the program? The tremendously empowering ability to live and enjoy the second half of my life, as if I was only getting started!! I’ll definitely be back soon to make sure I stay on track and to push myself to the next level!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Jackie N wrote a review May 2019
New York City, New York16 contributions5 helpful votes
Vera Via is a truly remarkable experience. When I realized I needed to get my life back on track after hitting my rock bottom and make a complete lifestyle change I didn't know where to start. After connecting with over 40 wellness programs I finally decided VV was right for me because of the incredibly helpful staff who answered all my questions upfront but also because it was the only program I felt truly encompassed all 'pillars' of health; medical, nutrition, fitness and behavioral health. As a VERY anxious, stressed, overworked, gut issue ridden person it was crucial for me to go to a retreat that looked at all aspects of health and did not focus heavily on one component over the other and I definitely did not want just a diet or boot camp...I needed a real lasting change that would reverse years of bad habits. Vera Via is a truly holistic program, from the naturopathic medical component to the behavioral health/mind body relationship to the fitness and food each professional in charge of the specific area took a lot of time to understand me and my goals, but also my body composition and what I needed to succeed. Health is not one size fits all and what works for some doesn't necessarily work for others and this I learned is okay and natural, the staff catered their info/workshops/1-1 time to what I really needed to make the changes I wanted to see. One of my favorite aspects of the program was that all of the staff is very connected to one another and speaks about you/your needs and progress daily; the burden of having to connect the dots between all of these health 'pillars' myself was done for me but explained clearly and when necessary. The staff made sure I was comfortable with the knowledge given and changes being made so I could apply everything on my own afterwards. I went to VV for a 4 week comprehensive program because I really wanted to dig deep and have enough 1-1 sessions to do so. I wanted to learn a lot and if you are ready in your soul to make a real/lasting change and give the program your all then this is really the place for you 100%. The staff is unreal and the program exceeded my expectations completely and in every way. I knew I would learn a lot and follow the program and give it my all but I never expected to meet professionals that would feel like family after no time and after 4 weeks feel like a completely renewed, energetic, mentally clear and stomach ache free version of myself. I made breakthroughs mentally that I didn't know I was capable of and got a handle on my anxiety which I have struggled to do for over 10 years. The naturopathic medical component was inspiring and eye opening and after years of gut issues I found out what was really causing problems at the root, something no doctor has been able to help me with for years...my gut issues no longer rule my life and this is something I could never have dreamed of! I believe Vera Via saved my life and I met staff and fellow VV clients that I will stay in touch with and cherish for the rest of my life. The facilities at the Park Hyatt and in the VV offices/lounge are inviting and beautiful and the staff at the hotel is very in tune with the VV programs and helpful as well. The location of VV is perfect in such a serene and gorgeous setting outside of San Diego with some adorable towns nearby to explore and the ocean less than 10 minutes away. I really like that VV is inside of the Park Hyatt because you don't feel so secluded and you do have normal everyday temptations within the hotel so you get to test your will power from the start ;). The food was wonderful and I did not have one meal from VV that I did not enjoy, the staff was also very amendable when I had to make dietary changes which was comforting. I CANNOT wait to go back to the program (I hope I can go yearly for a refresh :)) with some of the fabulous women I met and to continue learning and growing from the wonderful compassionate staff. I love VeraVia with all my heart, this is a life changing experience if you're ready for it!!!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Steve B wrote a review Mar 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States2 contributions3 helpful votes
The individualized, expert coaching and advice at this place is amazing. The facilities are top notch, healthy food is delicious and the people are so encouraging and nice. We now have a health game plan for life that seems doable and enjoyable. Also, the continued care and follow-up after the visit is amazing and shows that the staff really care about impacting people's lives for the long haul. Will definitely return.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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